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dc.contributor.authorPorzig-Drummond, Renata
dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Richard
dc.contributor.authorCase, Trevor
dc.contributor.authorOaten, Megan
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:44:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:44:42Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2014-07-21T05:11:17Z
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/61453
dc.description.abstractTwo studies carried out in Sydney, Australia explored whether inducing disgust may be a useful addition to hand-hygiene interventions. Experiment 1 employed a novel laboratory measure of hand hygiene, and tested whether a brief (3-min) video-based intervention using disgust/education, improved hand hygiene relative to education alone and a control condition. On test, a week later, the disgust intervention significantly exceeded the education and control condition combined, although the effect size was modest. Experiment 2 examined the generality of this effect in a field study. During a baseline period, soap and paper towel use in a series of washrooms were covertly monitored. This was followed by an intervention period, in which two washrooms received disgust/education-based posters and a further two, educational posters, exhorting participants to wash their hands. A follow-up period, after the posters were removed, was also monitored. The disgust-based intervention was significantly better at promoting hand hygiene. These findings suggest that even brief disgust-based interventions may be successful and that these can be tested and developed under laboratory conditions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherPergamon
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1006
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1012
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial Science & Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume68
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.titleCan the emotion of disgust be harnessed to promote hand hygiene? Experimental and field-based tests
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorOaten, Megan


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